Archives for February 2018

February 26, 2018 - No Comments!

Now Hiring: Graphic Design Summer Intern

 

It's that time again — Brand Joint is searching for a summer intern to help us out with graphic design and branding projects for our awesome cannabis clients! Each semester, Brand Joint (and our sister company Peppermill Projects), seeks out an aspiring Graphic Designer who is outgoing, passionate about design and looking for real-world branding experience.

As our Graphic Design intern, you’ll learn the ins and outs of working at a full-service branding studio. You’ll work alongside our design team to create social media content, including styled photoshoots, illustrations and animated clips. You’ll sit in on brainstorming meetings, help our team come up with creative solutions and design content for our cannabis clients. You'll build your portfolio and have fun while doing it!

WHO YOU ARE: You have completed your Junior year at a college or university with an excellent Graphic Design program. You're ridiculously organized and meet your deadlines. You’re creative, extremely detail-oriented, have a passion for design and typography, and will be comfortable designing for the evolving cannabis industry. Your skills include:

– Experience with the Adobe CS including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
– Squarespace & WordPress
– Other interactive, photography or illustration skills

WHAT YOU NEED: A strong work ethic, positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment! Excellent taste in music and an appreciation for snacking is also a plus.

NEXT STEPS: Email your resume and a few lines on why you should be our next intern to talent@brandjoint.com. Please include a link to your online portfolio. This is an unpaid internship, but suitable for college credit.

* Applications are due March 23rd. We will begin scheduling phone interviews the first week of April.

Take a look at some of the work from our previous interns:

 

 

February 21, 2018 - No Comments!

Coming Soon: National Cannabis Festival

It's still a few months away, but we're already looking forward to the 3rd Annual National Cannabis Festival in Washington, D.C. on April 21st! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, this year is one you won't want to miss. The festival is known for its many vendors, educational sessions, advocacy speakers, and awesome live music. This year the headliner is Cypress Hill!  Early bird tickets are on sale NOW for just $35.

You'll definitely catch our Creative Director, Jennifer Culpepper, singing along to Cypress Hill, but you'll also find her at the judge's table for the 3rd Annual CannaTank Contest! Similar to the show Shark Tank, CannaTank is a contest for aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs who are looking for start-up assistance from industry leaders and professionals. This will be Jenn's second year judging this riveting competition. The Grand Prize package includes: $1,000 in start-up assistance, business coaching meetings with Denver Relief Consulting and Brand Therapy session with Jenn at the Brand Joint office! If you have a cannabis business plan in the works and think you have what it takes, apply here! The deadline is extended to March 1, 2018.

While Jenn does her best Mark Cuban impression in the CannaTank tent, the rest of the Brand Joint team will be selling our brand new lifestyle brand, Crabcakes & Cannabis on the festival grounds! Products for sale include t-shirts, hoodies, hats, rolling trays, patches and stickers. Check out the Crabcakes & Cannabis Instagram and give us a follow to stay-up-to-date with our product releases.

We can't wait until this year's National Cannabis Festival — See you on April 21st!

February 7, 2018 - No Comments!

2018 WGLS Recap

Last week our Founder, Jennifer Culpepper, attended the 2018 Women Grow Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado. Once a year, cannabis industry women gather to network, inspire one another and share industry insight. Over the course of three days, Jenn met with incredible women (and men) passionate about their cannabis careers and the growth of our amazing industry. In addition to attending several networking events and Breakout Sessions, Jenn sat on two educational panels and held her own Lightning Talk on the big stage.

In her Lightning Talk, "Connecting to Your Authentic Brand," Jenn revealed that when a brand is true to its values and the passions of the people behind the brand — that's how it becomes authentic and successful. As the Brand Joint team developed the messaging for this year's Summit, she explained her role as a brand strategist and designer. She can confidently define and build a brand for a business or organization, but it's up to the organization to LIVE that brand authentically. She invited the audience to inspire change, disrupt business as usual, and create the industry that we want it to be.

 

On Friday, Jenn joined panelists Dasheeda Dawson, Morgan Noble and Felicia Davis for their Breakout Session, "Big Brand Insights to Guide Your Cannabusiness Marketing." During the panel discussion, they discussed the unique challenges entrepreneurs face in the cannabis industry, especially in regards to digital marketing and branding. Later that day, she joined another panel talking about parenting and cannabis. This lively discussion brought up many important topics, including advocacy for sick children, the stigma of adult-use, and the challenges of speaking to children about cannabis use and its legality.

Jenn with Dr. Chanda Macias, the new Chairwoman of Women Grow!

Jenn met a lot of incredible women this year, including the Sisters of the Valley

We are thankful to have been such a big part of creating the messaging and theme for this year's Women Grow Leadership Summit. We feel more enthusiastic than ever about our opportunity to shape the industry's culture and we are determined to help make our community of entrepreneurs more inclusive, diverse and open-minded.